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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 10, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Sub frame damage

I just strip down my sub today and found some cracks around the spring opening also the lwr control arms. Do you guys think the sub damage is ok to repair? I am ok with replacing the lwr arms but would not have to spend the extra $$ but better safe then sorry. Let me know what you think. Thanks
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 7th, 10, 04:43 PM
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Re: Sub frame damage

I would V out the crack and lay out a good hot bead to get good penetration. Take your time and weld 1" at a time and it should be fine.

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Re: Sub frame damage

I can't see any cracks from your photos, but if the sub frame is straight, I'd weld repair it. Same goes for the a-arms.
You can make that hole in the a-arm for the sway bar end-link round again with welding... I did both of mine that way.

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Re: Sub frame damage

That is what I was think on both items but was not sure. what about the shock mount area, it look like it has been cut out.
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Re: Sub frame damage

I would think that as long as the metal around the clips is solid, use it like it is. Someone must have hogged it out to fit some weird shocks in there.

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Re: Sub frame damage

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Is "hogged out" a technical term?

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Mar 8th, 10, 10:50 AM
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Re: Sub frame damage

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I would think that as long as the metal around the clips is solid, use it like it is. Someone must have hogged it out to fit some weird shocks in there.
or a spring compressor.

Lower control arms are readily available, not worth repairing that one.
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Joe....
Is "hogged out" a technical term?

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"Hogged Out" is technically correct for a hole that was intentionally enlarged

"Wallowed Out" is technically correct for a hole that has been enlarged by wear and tear

Looks hogged out to me
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Yeah, good used originals are easy...We have dozens....have been "Collecting" them for years!!
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